PO Box 158
Middletown, MD, U.S.A. 21769
Joined February 11, 1997
The Quill & Brush was officially founded in 1976 by Allen & Patricia Ahearn. The Ahearns issued catalogs for several years prior to founding Quill & Brush (as "Allen Ahearn, First Editions") and Allen, a well-known book man and life-long collector himself, has over 45 years of experience in the rare-book field. Patricia, an equally well-known book woman, passed away in 2014. The firm is currently operated by Allen and daughter, Beth Fisher, who has 25 years of experience cataloging and selling rare books. Pat & Allen authored two well-known books on book collecting, COLLECTED BOOKS: THE GUIDE TO VALUES and BOOK COLLECTING (a primer and price guide), and have compiled over 200 individual Author Price Guides. The latest edition of the COLLECTED BOOKS was compiled with the very able assistance of Beth. At the Quill & Brush, we specialize in first-edition literature, mystery/detective fiction & poetry, as well as offering collectible books in all fields. Our goal at the Quill & Brush is to offer the finest copies of books available at a fair market price. ~ Please visit our website QBbooks.com ~
We accept checks in U.S. dollars, PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard. PLEASE NOTE:
All books labeled "first edition" are first printings of the first published
edition. All books labeled "first U.S. edition" are first printings in the U.S.
and were preceded by the "true" first edition which may have been published in
England, Canada, etc. We describe condition in as much detail as reasonable.
"Fine in dust jacket" means both the book and dust jacket are fine; any faults
with the book and/or dust jacke...
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. For books valued over $100, we require a signature upon delivery.